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Earl L. Newton

Earl L. Newton, 54, of Portsmouth, OH, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. He passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 13, 1968, in Portsmouth, OH. to the late Howard L. Newton and Rosemary (Langdon) Newton. Earl was a 1986 graduate of Portsmouth East High School.


He has spent the last several years working for The Durable Slate Company in Columbus, OH. Earl loved fishing, riding motorcycles, and his time with family and friends.


He was preceded in death by both parents and his Mother-In-Law, Nora “Tip” McCourt of Waverly, OH. Earl is survived by his wife and soulmate, Tara (McCourt) Newton, whom he married on December 18, 2004. His Father-In-Law, James McCourt of Waverly, OH. He is also survived by 2 sons, Christian Payne and his fiancé’ Kyra Adkins of Columbus, OH, and Austin Newton of Portsmouth. He is also survived by a Daughter, Paige Foit, USAF, of Valdosta, GA. Earl is also survived by his Brother, Howard L. Newton and his wife Lola of Portsmouth, OH. He is also survived by several Nieces, Nephews, and friends that he considered family.


The family would also like to thank everyone at SOMC Hospice for everything they have done. There will not be a service, but a celebration of life at a later time at the families convenience. Arrangements are under the direction of the D.W. SWICK FUNERAL  HOME in New Boston.  Online condolences may be left at

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